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Software Engineers Are In Demand, And GitHub Is How You Find Them

Oct 21, 2012, 16:00 (1 Talkback[s])

On the positive side, GitHub’s rapid adoption by coders means that it has become a one-stop shop for people looking for talent. Andreessen Horowitz partner Ben Horowitz told CNET this summer, ”I was talking to my friend [who] runs a tech screening process for looking at engineers. I said, ‘What do you use for recruiting?’ He said GitHub. I said why not LinkedIn? He said, ‘why would I look at their resume when I can look at a body of work?’ And since he said that to me, I ask everybody [what they use] for engineer recruiting, and everybody uses GitHub. That’s a big deal. It means if you’re an engineer and you don’t use GitHub, you don’t exist.”

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